28 December 1882: Birthday of Lili Elbe, Danish model and painter (d. 1931) (Source)

From N. Hoyer, ed., Man into Woman. An Authentic Record of a Change of Sex. The true story of the miraculous transformation of the Danish painter Einar Wegener (Andreas Sparre). London: Jarrolds, 1933. Photograph: Lili, Paris, 1926, opp. p. 40. (Source)

Lili Ilse Elvenes (born Einar Mogens Andreas Wegener; 28 December 1882 – 13 September 1931), better known as Lili Elbe, was a Danish painter and transgender woman, and among the early recipients of sex reassignment surgery.[1][2] She was a successful painter under her birth name.[3] After transitioning in 1930, she changed her legal name to Lili Ilse Elvenes and stopped painting;[4] she later adopted the surname Elbe. She died from complications following a uterus transplant.[5][6][7] The US and UK English versions of her semi-autobiographical narrative were published posthumously in 1933 under the title Man into Woman: An Authentic Record of a Change of Sex. (Source)

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